Burnside SHS offers a quality education in
a caring, safe, small-school setting. We see our relatively small enrolment as
being advantageous for the following reasons such as smaller
class numbers; wider
selection of subjects; more
personal attention; greater
access to support services, including career and guidance; greater
access to education services, such as computers, sporting equipment and library
more thorough knowledge and understanding of each student by staff and increased
contact between the school and families.
Burnside State High School has been
acknowledged in 2011 and 2012 for having a leading senior school curriculum by
being awarded a Showcase Award in Senior Phase and being a Showcase
finalist. Burnside State High School has
also been recognised by being awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award
in 2011. In 2017 we also received a "Highly Commended" award from the Department of Education - International for connecting globally. In 2018 we we're a finalist for the Indian and Australian Business Community Award. In 2019, Burnside SHS was a finalist fot the Showcase Awards in Connecting Globally.
We aim and succeed at finding positive
outcomes for all our students. Our flexible approach, coupled with a
determination to develop our students into good citizens, means that every
student at Burnside has the opportunity for success. Smaller, Smarter, Safer, that’s Burnside
State High School.
Our school is staffed with highly qualified and experienced teachers and support persons. They are dedicated
to providing quality public education. Additional support is provided by a
fulltime Guidance Officer, a school chaplain and a school nurse.
The school buildings and playing fields
occupy an extensive area of land (approximately 30 acres) between Blaxland and
Windsor Roads. Our school buildings are Education Queensland standard in design
and include general teaching areas and specialist areas for home economics,
art, industrial technology, science, social studies, information technology,
physical education and business studies. A modern resource centre,
administration block and newly upgraded computer laboratories complete the
school’s suite of facilities.